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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141727/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-in-india-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-presumptive-tuberculosis-patients
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Stefan F Weber, Kavitha Saravu, Tom Heller, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Shashidhar Vishwanath, Stephan Gehring, Sabine Bélard, And Pocus Eti Study Group
Diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is challenging. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated EPTB is applied in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed at evaluating the applicability of POCUS for diagnosing EPTB in HIV-positive and HIV-negative presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients in India, a country of moderate relative TB and HIV burden. Presumptive TB patients at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India, prospectively underwent POCUS evaluating for pericardial, pleural and ascitic effusion, abdominal lymphadenopathy, and hepatic and splenic microabscesses...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097175/characteristics-of-patients-and-patterns-of-chronic-venous-disease-of-the-lower-limbs-in-a-referral-hospital-in-cameroon
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Marcus Fokou, Boniface Moifo, Emmanuel Fongang, Abel Teyang, Wallinjon Muna
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the magnitude of chronic venous disease (CVD) in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically the characteristics of the patients, the symptoms, the signs, and the severity. METHODS: From December 2013 to December 2016, a cross-sectional study was conducted of all consecutive patients with CVD aged ≥18 years and attending the outpatient clinic of the Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon. We recorded information on demographics, relevant medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and clinical presentation...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094089/pilot-educational-intervention-and-feasibility-assessment-of-breast-ultrasound-in-rural-south-africa
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Lindsay K Dickerson, Anne F Rositch, Susan Lucas, Susan C Harvey
Purpose: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide, with high mortality in low- and middle-income countries because of a lack of detection, diagnosis, and treatment. With mammography unavailable, ultrasound offers an alternative for downstaging. The literature reports successful training in various domains, but a focus on the breast is novel. We assessed the feasibility (knowledge acquisition, perceived usefulness, and self-efficacy) of breast ultrasound training for nonphysician providers...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072885/cardiopulmonary-ultrasound-for-critically-ill-adults-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-in-a-resource-limited-setting-the-africa-trial
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Torben K Becker, Chelsea A Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Matthew J Tafoya, Ross A Kessler, Nikhil Theyyunni, Hussein A Yakubu, Daniel Opuni, Daniel J Clauw, James A Cranford, Chris K Oppong, Rockefeller A Oteng
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of a cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) examination on diagnostic accuracy for critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting. METHODS: Approximately half of the emergency medicine resident physicians at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, were trained in a CPUS protocol. Adult patients triaged to the resuscitation area of the emergency department (ED) were enrolled if they exhibited signs or symptoms of shock or respiratory distress...
October 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017483/co-infection-of-schistosoma-mansoni-hepatitis-c-virus-and-their-associated-factors-among-adult-individuals-living-in-fishing-villages-north-western-tanzania
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Humphrey D Mazigo, Stella Kepha, Godfrey M Kaatano, Safari M Kinung'hi
BACKGROUND: Schistosoma mansoni and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are co-existence in sub-Saharan Africa and co-infection is common among humans population. The immunological responses characterized with Th2-immune responses for S. mansoni and Th1-immune responses for HCV are responsible for development hepatic morbidities in infected individuals. However, the co-occurrences of S. mansoni and HCV infection, their related ultrasound detectable morbidities and associated risk factors at community levels have not been examined in fishing communities, north-western Tanzania...
October 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962552/protocol-and-baseline-data-for-a-multi-year-cohort-study-of-the-effects-of-different-mass-drug-treatment-approaches-on-functional-morbidities-from-schistosomiasis-in-four-african-countries
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Ye Shen, Charles H King, Sue Binder, Feng Zhang, Christopher C Whalen, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Pauline N M Mwinzi, Annette Olsen, Pascal Magnussen, Safari Kinung'hi, Anna E Phillips, Rassul Nalá, Josefo Ferro, H Osvaldo Aurelio, Fiona Fleming, Amadou Garba, Amina Hamidou, Alan Fenwick, Carl H Campbell, Daniel G Colley
BACKGROUND: The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) focus is on randomized trials of different approaches to mass drug administration (MDA) in endemic countries in Africa. Because their studies provided an opportunity to evaluate the effects of mass treatment on Schistosoma-associated morbidity, nested cohort studies were developed within SCORE's intervention trials to monitor changes in a suite of schistosomiasis disease outcomes. This paper describes the process SCORE used to select markers for prospective monitoring and the baseline prevalence of these morbidities in four parallel cohort studies...
September 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915245/effects-of-gnrh-vaccination-in-wild-and-captive-african-elephant-bulls-loxodonta-africana-on-reproductive-organs-and-semen-quality
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Imke Lueders, Debbie Young, Liana Maree, Gerhard van der Horst, Ilse Luther, Stephan Botha, Brendan Tindall, Geoffrey Fosgate, André Ganswindt, Henk J Bertschinger
OBJECTIVES: Although the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in some isolated habitats in southern Africa, contraception is of major interest due to local overpopulation. GnRH vaccination has been promoted as a non-invasive contraceptive measure for population management of overabundant wildlife. We tested the efficacy of this treatment for fertility control in elephant bulls. METHODS: In total, 17 male African elephants that were treated with a GnRH vaccine were examined in two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903866/a-bayesian-latent-class-model-to-estimate-the-accuracy-of-pregnancy-diagnosis-by-transrectal-ultrasonography-and-laboratory-detection-of-pregnancy-associated-glycoproteins-in-dairy-cows
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G T Fosgate, B Motimele, A Ganswindt, P C Irons
Accurate diagnosis of pregnancy is an essential component of an effective reproductive management plan for dairy cattle. Indirect methods of pregnancy detection can be performed soon after breeding and offer an advantage over traditional direct methods in not requiring an experienced veterinarian and having potential for automation. The objective of this study was to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) detection ELISA and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) in dairy cows of South Africa using a Bayesian latent class approach...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893080/core-competencies-of-radiographers-working-in-rural-hospitals-of-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Bernard Mung'omba, Annali D H Botha
INTRODUCTION: Rural radiographers require, over and above traditional radiographic expertise, additional competencies which to a certain degree are unique however not limited to rural practice. Previous studies, however, have focused more attention primarily on other rural health professionals such as doctors and nurses leaving a research need in this field. This article focuses on the additional competencies that may be required for rural radiographers. AIM: To investigate and identify additional core competencies required by radiographers working in rural hospitals of KwaZulu-Natal in order to propose a continuous professional development strategy aimed at rural radiographers...
August 31, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885096/infant-hydrocephalus-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-reality-on-the-tanzanian-side-of-the-lake
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Maria M Santos, Derick K Rubagumya, Imani Dominic, Amos Brighton, Soledad Colombe, Philip O'Donnell, Micaella R Zubkov, Roger Härtl
OBJECTIVE Infant hydrocephalus is estimated to affect more than 100,000 new infants each year in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), a government-funded and patient cost-shared referral center, serves over 13 million people in the Lake and Western regions of Tanzania. The goals of this study were to characterize the infant population affected by hydrocephalus who presented to BMC and were treated with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) to determine the rate of early complications associated with this surgical procedure and to assess its potential risk factors...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876629/clinical-breast-examination-screening-by-trained-laywomen-in-malawi-integrated-with-other-health-services
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L Gutnik, C Lee, J Msosa
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer awareness and early detection are limited in Sub-Saharan Africa. Resource limitations make screening mammography or clinical breast examination (CBE) by physicians or nurses impractical in many settings. METHOD: Four laywomen were trained to deliver breast cancer educational talks and conduct CBE. After training, screening was implemented in diverse urban health clinics. Eligible women were 30 years old, with no prior breast cancer or breast surgery, and clinic attendance for reasons other than a breast concern...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876592/uptake-and-performance-of-clinical-breast-exam-screening-by-trained-laywomen-in-malawi
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L Gutnik, C Lee, V Msosa
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer awareness and early detection are limited in sub-saharan Africa. Resource limitations make screening mammography or clinical breast examination (CBE) by physicians or nurses impractical in many settings. We aimed to assess feasibility and performance of CBE by laywomen in urban health clinics. METHOD: Four laywomen were trained to deliver breast cancer educational talks and conduct CBE. Eligible women were 30 years, with no prior breast cancer or breast surgery, and clinic attendance for reasons other than a breast concern...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871660/clinical-echocardiographic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-congenital-heart-diseases-of-children-at-douala-general-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Félicité Kamdem, Danielle Kedy Koum, Ba Hamadou, Mélanie Yemdji, Henry Luma, Marie Solange Doualla, Diomède Noukeu, Esther Barla, Christophe Akazong, Anastase Dzudie, Henry Ngote, Yves Monkam, Sidiki Mouliom, Samuel Kingue
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases in pediatric pathologies have emerged in the recent years in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) being the most frequent. Unfortunately, their diagnosis is usually delayed, thereby increasing childhood morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: Describe the clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic aspects of CHDs of children at Douala General Hospital. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study over a 10-year period, from January 2006 to December 2015...
September 4, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860869/lingual-abscess-a-case-report
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Kebebe Bekele, Desalegn Markos
BACKGROUND: Lingual abscesses have become extremely rare since the discovery of antibiotics, despite the relatively frequent exposure of tongue to bite trauma during mastication and seizures. It is a potentially life-threatening clinical entity. Even though there were some case reports on tongue abscess from overseas, none of them were reported from Africa, particularly from Ethiopia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old male patient with severe, continuous pain and swelling of tongue for 6 weeks was presented to Goba Referral Hospital...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856855/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-symptomatic-uterine-fibroids-in-black-women-a-preliminary-study
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C Zhang, H Jacobson, Z E Ngobese, R Setzen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (USgHIFU) treatment on symptomatic uterine fibroids in Black women. DESIGN: A feasibility study. SETTING: Gynaecological department in a teaching hospital in South Africa. POPULATION: Premenopausal women with uterus fibroids. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with 53 fibroids who underwent USgHIFU treatment were enrolled...
August 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840373/implementing-ultrasound-guided-hydrostatic-reduction-of-intussusception-in-a-low-resource-country-in-sub-saharan-africa-our-initial-experience-in-ethiopia
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Eyasu Wakjira, Samuel Sisay, Jonathan Zember, Daniel Zewdneh, Yocabel Gorfu, Tesfaye Kebede, Amezene Tadesse, Kassa Darge
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in non-invasive radiological techniques for the treatment of intussusception, management of the entity still remains exclusively surgical in many developing countries, including Ethiopia. Fluoroscopic units are rare or mostly dysfunctional. Ultrasound scanners are more commonly available. Ultrasound-guided hydrostatic reduction (USGHR) was recently introduced to the main referral hospital in Ethiopia, and subsequently has been adopted as the initial management option for intussusception...
August 24, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830534/accuracy-of-gestational-age-estimation-from-last-menstrual-period-among-women-seeking-abortion-in-south-africa-with-a-view-to-task-sharing-a-mixed-methods-study
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Deborah Constant, Jane Harries, Jennifer Moodley, Landon Myer
BACKGROUND: The requirement for ultrasound to establish gestational age among women seeking abortion can be a barrier to access. Last menstrual period dating without clinical examination should be a reasonable alternative among selected women, and if reliable, can be task-shared with non-clinicians. This study determines the accuracy of gestational age estimation using last menstrual period (LMP) assessed by community health care workers (CHWs), and explores providers' and CHWs' perspectives on task sharing this activity...
August 22, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830505/ultrasonographic-findings-in-goats-with-contagious-caprine-pleuropneumonia-caused-by-mycoplasma-capricolum-subsp-capripneumoniae
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Mohamed Tharwat, Fahd Al-Sobayil
BACKGROUND: In goats, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a cause of major economic losses in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East. There is no information emphasising the importance of diagnostic ultrasound in goats with CCPP caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae (Mccp). This study was designed to describe the ultrasonographic findings in goats with CCPP caused by Mccp and to correlate ultrasonographic with post-mortem findings. To this end, 55 goats with CCPP were examined...
August 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792500/malaria-malnutrition-and-birthweight-a-meta-analysis-using-individual-participant-data
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Jordan E Cates, Holger W Unger, Valerie Briand, Nadine Fievet, Innocent Valea, Halidou Tinto, Umberto D'Alessandro, Sarah H Landis, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Kathryn G Dewey, Feiko O Ter Kuile, Meghna Desai, Stephanie Dellicour, Peter Ouma, Julie Gutman, Martina Oneko, Laurence Slutsker, Dianne J Terlouw, Simon Kariuki, John Ayisi, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Victor Mwapasa, Per Ashorn, Kenneth Maleta, Ivo Mueller, Danielle Stanisic, Christentze Schmiegelow, John P A Lusingu, Anna Maria van Eijk, Melissa Bauserman, Linda Adair, Stephen R Cole, Daniel Westreich, Steven Meshnick, Stephen Rogerson
BACKGROUND: Four studies previously indicated that the effect of malaria infection during pregnancy on the risk of low birthweight (LBW; <2,500 g) may depend upon maternal nutritional status. We investigated this dependence further using a large, diverse study population. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We evaluated the interaction between maternal malaria infection and maternal anthropometric status on the risk of LBW using pooled data from 14,633 pregnancies from 13 studies (6 cohort studies and 7 randomized controlled trials) conducted in Africa and the Western Pacific from 1996-2015...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747190/bone-mineral-density-in-people-living-with-hiv-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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M J Kruger, T A Nell
Bone health status is largely absent in South Africa, the main reasons being the absence and cost-effectiveness of specific screening equipment for assessing bone mineral density (BMD). Various risk factors seem to play a role, some of which can be modified to change bone health status. Urbanisation is also a public health concern. Changing nutritional, as well as social behaviour, play integral roles in the prevalence and incidence of decreased BMD. Furthermore, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) specifically, has a negative impact on BMD and although highly active antiretroviral therapy increases the prognosis for HIV-infected individuals, BMD still seem to decrease further...
July 26, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
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